Monday, October 06, 2008

Norman Rockwell.... is my hero.

When I arrived out in Stockbridge to my delight I found out that it was where Norman Rockwell used to live and they had a museum there totally dedicated to his work and with his studio!When I grew up the first place I saw Rockwell was on the walls at the Old Country Buffet... lol! I'm sure my parents always were wondering where I was after being gone for so long to the bathroom... but actually just looking at the pictures the whole time! I love how real and hilarious so many of them are... it is inspiring and not your traditional "art" which hilariously I was never into! (I did get to meet the model from the picture below as he did a lecture while I was there...the boy on the far left!)I guess that is one of the things that originally gave me hope in the "art" arena knowing that it didn't have to be crazy interpretations of the thoughts people had in their head...(not that that's not cool sometimes!)... but to have real to life pictures that people feel like they are a part of and can truly connect with emotionally.... art in itself coming secondhand.I spent about 4 hours in the museum and totally could've spent another 4 with how much info and pictures there were! It was pretty much heaven! Definitely a highlight in life so far! :) The fall color pictures were on the property of the museum! Gorgeous!

12 comments:

Odie~Heart to God~Heart to Music said...

Norman Rockwell, is definatly one of my favorites. He left an amazing legacy. How awesome!

michelle said...

I've been reading through your site...your photography is just beautiful and your heart that shines through in your writing is a portrait itself. Sounds like you are living life to it's fullest and bringing great honor to your Father. Good for you!

Kathleen@rjtpictures.com said...

Incredible foliage shots - love them!!

emma jean said...

Forgetting who Norman Rockwell was, and being a huge fan of Christian music, when you called him an artist, I immediately thought, "Norman Rockwell.. never heard of him.. must be an oldie or something.." until I read the rest of your post and looked him up on Wikipedia - ha! :) LOVE the nature shots!!! SO beautiful!!!!

Abigail Smith said...

Oh wow, that would have been so amazing to go to Norman Rockwell's museum! It looks absolutely beautiful there where you are right now, I'm kinda wishin' I was there with you to enjoy a "real" fall. Oklahoma doesn't have much of one... At least not a very beautiful one.

Bekah said...

I don't much about Norman Rockwell himself but I am familure with his work. I've always loved his art! I would love to go to a Norman Rockwell museum.
Those foliage shots are so beautiful!

jamiedelaine said...

Sarahh!! Those fall pictures are toooo pretty! :)

Nicole Photography said...

Hey Sarah!
Just wanted to say that we miss you in Chicago!!!! I hope you can come visit soon!!! Oh and beautiful pictures, as usual!

-Lexi P.

Anonymous said...

*hint* BarlowgGirl xmas pics *hint*
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Brian said...

you were in New England?! cool!! I live in NH. How did you like it?

Brian said...

PS: Norman Rockwell is amazing! I have been to the museum twice and loved it! The first time I saw any of his paintings was also at Old Country Buffet! lol

Deborah said...

Oh those fall pictures remind me of forgetting to take my camera to work every single day for the last week. I'm biking to work every single morning and every single morning i cross this street with trees which' leafs have an AMAZING red color right now.. the red of those trees along with the green en yellow leafs of other trees... amazes me every single morning...